Tracy Shapley Towley

Tracy is a freelance copywriter, all-around ne’er do well, very-adult graduate of the University of Iowa, and occasional waterer of plants. Her hobbies include writing fiction, reading fiction, mixing together various flavors of soup, and typing letters to her friends on an old red typewriter that doesn't have a working period so all sentences must end in questions marks or exclamation points? She has read every Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and has a lot of thoughts on them. Her old Iowa farmhouse is shared by her husband Sean, a pair of cats, a pair of dogs, and the ghost of Kurt Vonnegut.

11 Happy Birthday Cards for Readers and Tons of Gift Suggestions

Wish a very merry birthday to your favorite fellow bookworm with these bookish birthday cards! Plus tons of gifting ideas as a bonus.

Had a Ruff Day? Cheer Up With These Bookish Dog Collars that Will Be the Bark of the Park

Book lovers and dog lovers unite! Accessorize your adorable doggo with these stylish, bookish dog collars that come in several sizes.

Books for Parents of Substance Abusers and Addicts

These books for parents of substance abusers can help you put on your own oxygen mask and then better understand your child's struggles.

A Brief History of and Books About the Pequot War

Check out one or more of the following books about the Pequot War to learn the true, bloody, and historic story of the Pequot War.

Break Your Overnight Fast with These Breakfast Cookbooks

The most mouthwatering, delicious breakfast cookbooks you can imagine — and you don't have to imagine them.

Bring Your Books On Your Next Vacation with These Bookish Suitcases and Library Trunks

Some of these bookish suitcases and trunks will require you sell your house to afford but...may be worth it. Maybe.

The Bookish Life of Elisabeth Moss

From starring in bookish TV shows to narrating audiobooks and producing her own book-to-movie adaptations, Elisabeth Moss has a bookish career.

A History of the Lambda Literary Awards

The Lambda Literary Awards are the most prominent award in LGBTQ literature, but they have a long history of controversies.

Delicious Cookbooks for Chefs

What are the best cookbooks for chefs? Here's what to look for and why cookbooks for chefs differ from those in average kitchens.

Why Difficult Books Matter: How One Line from a Book I Read as a Child Helped Me Heal

One writer recounts how a book she read as a child— that would be deemed inappropriate by book banners today— helped her heal from trauma.